Martin Raymond & Chris Sanderson


The Future Laboratory

10:00am – 12:30pm

Living in the Future

Literally and figuratively, The Future Laboratory is ahead of the game when it comes to trend forecasting. Not only is the London-based company leading the industry, but it’s also helping to shape countless others by conducting deep research in a number of fields and sharing its findings with those who hear them speak. Co-founders Martin Raymond and Chris Sanderson realized that thoughtful analysis on the shapeshifting needs of the global consumer is an invaluable tool for businesses, governments, and citizens to respond to those needs effectively. As well as being Editor-in-Chief of LS:N Global—an online lifestyle news and consumer insight network that covers everything from technology to hospitality—Martin Raymond has penned and co-edited a number of books including The Tomorrow People: Future Consumers and How to Read Them Today (Financial Times Prentice Hall), and the ubiquitous Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (Laurence King publishing). Chris Sanderson also takes a leading role in the LS:N Global Trend Briefings, media events, and conferences, with names such as Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo, H&M, General Motors, BBDO, Design Hotels™, Conde Nast Media, and Omnicom on the growing list of people he’s influenced.

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